Paradise just got better. The Manele Golf Course at the Four Seasons Resort Lānaʻi – only nine miles from Maui – has created a “Make Manele Your Own” golf experience might be the best in the islands.
One of the elite venues in the game, the Manele layout has Pacific views from each hole and is built on lava outcroppings, featuring three holes on the cliffs. Its signature hole is No. 12, a par 3 where the tee area is 150 feet above the crashing surf, challenging golfers with a dramatic shot to the green.
Manele is among a handful of “must play’’ courses in Hawaii and one of the great experiences for any golfer, particularly those looking for an unforgettable buddy trip.
Lanai is the smallest of the inhabited Hawaiian islands and is still is very much “old world’’ Hawaii, featuring great beaches and hiking, as well as outstanding four-wheel driving adventures to places such as Keahiakawelo, also known as Garden of the Gods, at the end of rocky Polihua Road. It’s as close as any of us will come to walking on the moon.
Here’s a look at the “Make Manele Your Own” golf experience – is available through Dec. 15 and priced at $10,000.
• Private access to all golf facilities for up to 20 golfers
• Unlimited golf on the Manele Golf Course
• Ground transportation to and from the golf course
• Morning cocktails
• Individual amenity packages for all golfers
• Golf clinic and lessons with the professional staff, as desired
• Luxurious lunch reception at VIEWS restaurant
• Custom-fit Foot-Joy golf shoes for the group
• Commemorative photos for all in the group
“Having a secluded island seemingly all to yourself is something magical no golfer will ever forget,” said Scott Ashworth, the Manele director of golf, who is recognized as one of the most distinguished golf professionals in Hawai’i. “You’ll enjoy an intimate, personalized golf experience with an incredible bonus — stunning views from every hole that just may make you take your eye off the ball.”
The Manele staff of PGA golf professionals will be on hand all day, available for golf tips and “course knowledge” before, during, and after play. Each guest will have unlimited access to iced towels, logoed caps, cold beverages, and snacks during play. Even the sunscreen is included.